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Scary Thought: Dinosaurs May Have Hunted at Night

Some dinosaurs didn't go to sleep when the sun went down. Like many living animals, some paleo-beasts stayed awake or woke up to forage or begin the hunt for prey. Full story

Why We Kick Others When We're Down

Just failed a test or screwed up a project at work? Chances are more likely you'll put down others who are different from you to try to lift yourself back up, a new study suggests. Full story

Surgery gives woman a voice after years of silence

   52-year-old Brenda Jensen is now able to speak for the first time in 11 years after a voice box transplant at the University of California-Davis. Stephanie Stanton reports.

Biological factor for autism found

   Researchers from the University of California Davis have isolated a possible cause for autism which could lead to more effective treatment. Contessa Brewer discusses the findings with NBC’s Robert Bazell.

Beer Gets Boost with Microbrew View

A common brand of German beer was found to contain 54 types of proteins, more than four times the amount found in any other beer, a finding brought to light with a technique normally used in the biomedical field. Full story

Dogfighting DNA database helps nab criminals

It’s rare to catch a dog fighter in the middle of an actual fight, so when investigators are trying to convict suspected dog fighters, they need all the evidence they can get. Full story

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